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Alan Morton Dershowitz was born on the 1st September 1938, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is a lawyer, jurist and author aa well, perhaps best known to the world for representing Claus von Bülow, and being the appellate adviser for the defense in the case of O.J. Simpson in 1995, among other achievements.

Have you ever wondered how rich Alan Dershkowitz is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Alan`s net worth is as high as $25 million, earned through his successful career. Apart from working as a lawyer, Alan has also served as Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Alan Dershowitz Net Worth $25 Million

Born to an Orthodox Jewish couple, Alan had a strong sense of justice from an early age, and fought on the underdog`s side. He grew up in Borough Park, and went to Yeshiva University High School, where his teachers told him that for a career he should choose something that required a big mouth and no brains, since he was a rebel at the time. However, after matriculation Alan enrolled at Brooklyn College, and graduated with an A.B in Political Science in 1959. After that, he enrolled at Yale Law School, and during his time there served as editor-in-chief for the Yale Law Journal. He graduated first in the class, receiving the Bachelor of Laws degree in 1962.

He then passed his bar exam, and soon joined David L. Bazelon, the chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as a clerk. In 1963 and 1964 he was law clerk for the Supreme Court Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg, before his next step to Harvard Law School as an assistant professor, and just three years later he became a full professor, at just 28 years old the youngest professor of law in the history of Harvard Law School. (In 1993 he was appointed Felix Frankfurter professor of law, and served in that position until 2013, when he retired.)

His first major case was in 1976, when he worked for Harry Reems, who was convicted of distributing obscenity because of scenes in the pornographic film “Deep Throat”. After that he took over Claus von Bülow’s case; Claus was charged with the attempted murder of his wife Sunny, and Alan managed to overthrow the conviction and free Claus of charges.

In 1995 he was the appellate adviser to Simpson’s defense team, and in 2006 he represented billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, when he was facing charges of soliciting sex from minors.

Other than that, he has also represented various high profile clients, including Mike Tyson, Jim Baker, and Patty Hearst among others.

A strong Arab-Israeli conflict commentator, and a fighter for the rights of his people, Alan has supported numerous organizations that focus on improving rights for Jewish people, including the Soviet Jewry Defense Project, among others.

Alan has also authored several books, which have improved his wealth too; his first book was released in 1982, entitled “The Best Defense”, and he then wrote the book about the Claus von Bülow case, “Reversal of Fortune: Inside the von Bülow Case” in 1985. He wrote the book about O.J. Simpson`s trial too, entitled “Reasonable Doubts: The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case”, published in 1996. Some other popular titles include “Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000” published in 2001; then “The Case for Israel” in 2003; in 2005 he published “The Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can be Resolved”; and most recently “Abraham: The World’s First (But Certainly Not Last) Jewish Lawyer” in 2015, among others.

Thanks to his work, Alan has received numerous prestigious awards and honors, including being named a Guggenheim Fellow in 1979, and four years later he receiving the William O. Douglas First Amendment Award by the Anti-Defamation League, for his devotion to civil rights. Furthermore, he was given the Soviet Jewry Freedom Award in 2007 by the Russian Community Foundation, among many other awards and recognitions.

Regarding his personal life, Alan has been married to Carolyn Cohen since 1986; the couple has one child together. Previously, he was married to Susan Barlach from 1959 until 1975; the couple had two children, one of whom is producer Elon Dershowitz.

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Knife Fight 2012 Tawny's Attorney (as Alan Dershowitz)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1999 TV Series Turkey Lurkey
Spin City 1997 TV Series Alan M. Dershowitz - The Barrister



The Advocate's Devil 1997 TV Movie novel - as Alan Dershowitz
Reversal of Fortune 1990 book - as Alan Dershowitz



Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami 1988 TV Movie legal advisor - as Alan Dershowitz



Kevorkian 2010 Documentary special thanks
Lake of Fire 2006 Documentary thanks - as Alan Dershowitz
Inside Deep Throat 2005 Documentary thanks - as Alan Dershowitz
Let's Get Frank 2003 TV Movie documentary very special thanks



Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Harvard Law Professor
Thought Crimes 2015 Documentary Himself
Roadmap Genesis 2015 Documentary Himself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2014 TV Series Himself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
America: Imagine the World Without Her 2014 Documentary Himself
Huckabee 2012-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Harvard Law Professor
The View 2014 TV Series Himself - Attorney
L'Chayim 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Newsnight 2014 TV Series Himself
The O.J. Simpson Trial: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Movie Himself
Geraldo at Large 2012-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
The Kelly File 2013 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story 2013 Documentary Himself
If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the NY Accent 2013 Documentary Himself
America Live 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
The War Room with Michael Shure 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Prosecution of an American President 2012 Documentary Himself (as Alan Dershowitz)
Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie 2012 Documentary Himself - Criminal Lawyer
Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project 2011 Documentary Himself
An Unlikely Obsession 2011 Documentary Himself (as Alan Dershowitz)
OJ Simpson: Monster or Myth? 2010 Documentary Himself (credit only)
The Singularity Is Near 2010 Documentary Himself
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein 2009 Documentary
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe 2009 Documentary Himself
Baseball's Golden Age 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Alan Dershowitz)
The Jewish People 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 1997-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Power, Privilege & Justice 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains 2007 Documentary Himself
A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar... 2007 Documentary Himself
Ever Again 2006 Documentary Himself - Author & Professor of Law, Harvard University
Original Intent: The Battle for America 2006 Documentary as Alan Dershowitz
Lake of Fire 2006 Documentary Himself - Professor of Law, Harvard (as Alan Dershowitz)
The Sunday Programme 2006 TV Series Himself
Scarborough Country 2006 TV Series Himself
The Colbert Report 2006 TV Series Himself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto 2006 TV Series Himself
ABC News Nightline 2005 TV Series Himself - Harvard Law Professor
Book TV 2005 TV Series Himself
Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West 2005 Documentary
Frontline 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
A Cantor's Tale 2005 Documentary Himself
Call It Democracy 2005 Documentary Himself - Professor, Harvard Law School (as Alan Dershowitz)
Inside Deep Throat 2005 Documentary Himself - Law Professor, Harvard (as Alan Dershowitz)
Whose Curse Is Worse?: Red Sox and Cubs on Trial 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Alan Dershowitz)
Pete Rose on Trial 2003 TV Movie documentary Prosecuting attorney
Touched 2003/III Documentary Himself (as Alan Dershowitz)
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election 2002 Documentary Himself (as Alan Dershowitz)
ESPN SportsCentury 2001-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
First Monday 2002 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Law Professor (segment "Torture?")
Osama Bin Laden on Trial 2001 TV Movie Himself - Commentator
Reckless Indifference 2000 Documentary Himself - Harvard University
American Justice 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 1998 Documentary Himself - interviewee (as Alan Dershowitz)
LateLine 1998 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern: Shut Up and Listen 1997 Video documentary Himself
The Trial of O.J. Simpson 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Alan Dershowitz)
Picket Fences 1994 TV Series Himself
Clive Anderson Talks Back 1994 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-1994 TV Series Himself
America Undercover 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Dream On 1993 TV Series Himself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
L.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration 1991 TV Movie Himself - Lawyer and Harvard Law Professor
Firing Line 1976 TV Series Himself - Guest

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Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart 2014 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
A/k/a Tommy Chong 2006 Documentary Himself (uncredited)

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1 His wife has a Ph.D. in psychology.
2 Criminal defense attorney.
3 University of Maryland law professor.
4 Father of producer Elon Dershowitz.
5 High-profile clients have included, Claus von Bülow, Patricia Hearst, Leona Helmsley, O.J. Simpson, Harry Reems, Jim Bakker, Mike Tyson, etc.
6 Portrayed by Ron Silver in Reversal of Fortune (1990) and Richard Cox in American Tragedy (2000).
7 Professor of Criminal Law, Harvard University.

1 What would I do if Hitler asked me to defend him? Yes, I would defend him. The alternatives would be worse. Hitler would either go free because nobody would defend him, or go to trial without a lawyer. And I would win.

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